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The Resource The last confession of Thomas Hawkins, Antonia Hodgson

The last confession of Thomas Hawkins, Antonia Hodgson

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The last confession of Thomas Hawkins
Title
The last confession of Thomas Hawkins
Statement of responsibility
Antonia Hodgson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spring, 1728. A young, well-dressed man is dragged through the streets of London to the gallows at Tyburn. The crowds jeer and curse as he passes, calling him a murderer. He tries to remain calm. His name is Tom Hawkins and he is innocent. Somehow he has to prove it, before the rope squeezes the life out of him. It is, of course, all his own fault. He was happy with Kitty Sparks. Life was good. He should never have told the most dangerous criminal in London that he was 'bored and looking for adventure'. He should never have offered to help Henrietta Howard, the king's mistress, in her desperate struggles with a brutal husband. And most of all, he should never have trusted the witty, calculating Queen Caroline. She has promised him a royal pardon if he holds his tongue but then again, there is nothing more silent than a hanged man. Based loosely on actual events, Antonia Hodgson's new novel is both a sequel to The Devil in the Marshalsea and a standalone historical mystery. From the gilded cage of the Court to the wicked freedoms of the slums, it reveals a world both seductive and deadly. And it continues the rake's progress of Tom Hawkins - assuming he can find a way to survive the noose..
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Summary
Spring, 1728. A young, well-dressed man is dragged through the streets of London to the gallows at Tyburn. The crowds jeer and curse as he passes, calling him a murderer. He tries to remain calm. His name is Tom Hawkins and he is innocent. Somehow he has to prove it, before the rope squeezes the life out of him. It is, of course, all his own fault. He was happy with Kitty Sparks. Life was good. He should never have told the most dangerous criminal in London that he was 'bored and looking for adventure'. He should never have offered to help Henrietta Howard, the king's mistress, in her desperate struggles with a brutal husband. And most of all, he should never have trusted the witty, calculating Queen Caroline. She has promised him a royal pardon if he holds his tongue but then again, there is nothing more silent than a hanged man. Based loosely on actual events, Antonia Hodgson's new novel is both a sequel to The Devil in the Marshalsea and a standalone historical mystery. From the gilded cage of the Court to the wicked freedoms of the slums, it reveals a world both seductive and deadly. And it continues the rake's progress of Tom Hawkins - assuming he can find a way to survive the noose...
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Character
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10414444
Cataloging source
QRML
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Hodgson, Antonia
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Tom Hawkins novels
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suffolk, Henrietta Hobart Howard
  • Caroline
  • Capital punishment
  • Criminals
Target audience
adult
Label
The last confession of Thomas Hawkins, Antonia Hodgson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to: The Devil in the Marshalsea
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054829885
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781444775457
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910496608
Label
The last confession of Thomas Hawkins, Antonia Hodgson
Publication
Note
Sequel to: The Devil in the Marshalsea
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054829885
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781444775457
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910496608

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